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A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Detectives investigating a bomb threat in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man prior to the incident.

Mark Bee, leader of Suffolk County Council, who is to step down.

Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee is to step down after four years in the role.

Una Crown.

A coroner has passed comment on the killing of Una Crown, 86, describing initial handling of the murder by Cambridgeshire police as “unfortunate”.

Fire crews were called to a house blaze in Clarke Road, Norwich.

A couple and their baby were lucky to escape with their lives after their home was destroyed in a fire.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court, The Court House, College Lane, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt.

A mixed race woman who racially abused a white female police officer in King’s Lynn must carry out 50 hours’ unpaid work.

Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

A woman who was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband texted her daughter less than an hour before she died saying she did not know “what he was capable of”, a court has heard.

Fire Oulton Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 7 fire engines in attendance overnight.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

High winds hampered firecrews tackling a major blaze in a north Norfolk country house overnight.

Taylor Swift Radio 1 Big Weekend comes to Norwich.

Fifty thousand tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were snapped up in just 40 minutes this morning.

The planters on Horning staithe.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A picturesque Broads village has been divided over the appearance of a dozen plant tubs at a popular riverside viewing spot.

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A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Detectives investigating a bomb threat in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man prior to the incident.

Health

Work has begun to transform the grounds of Priscilla Bacon Lodge in Norwich, with the creation of a new garden room and sensory garden.

Work has begun to transform the grounds of a specialist palliative care unit.

Business

Britannia Fire managing director and inventor of the P50 extinguisher Roger Carr (right) and general manager Andy Spence (holding the P50) after signing an export agreement with Dubai with His Excellency Lt Colonel Ibrahim Abdul Alrahman Saif Al Saleh (second right) and Ian Pritchard, Regional Manager, Berkeley Services, United Arab Emirates. Picture submitted

A Norfolk-based fire extinguisher manufacturer has added further muscle to its export portfolio after agreeing a £1m deal with Dubai.

Education

Lord Nash, education minister, visits the former fire station in Bethel Street to start the construction work for the Sir Isaac Newton Free School. Lord Nash, 2nd left, with Theodore Agnew, left; Rachel de Souza; and principal Mark Evans. Picture: Denise Bradley

The first free school opened by the Inspiration Trust chain of academies has been rated ‘good’ across the board by Ofsted inspectors.

Politics

Fomer Labour MP Ian Gibson  Photo: Denise Bradley

Former Labour MP Ian Gibson has accused the party of hypocrisy over its accusations that the Conservatives will privatise the NHS.

Environment

The tree that was brought down in the winds on Sunday afternoon crashing onto a car parked in Church Avenue, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Spring may have officially begun but that didn’t stop the region from being hit by a heavy storm and wind speeds of up to 55mph.

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Annabelle Dickson with the EDP election team car in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The region’s MPs will cease to hold their title today as the race for Number 10 officially starts with the dissolution of parliament.

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

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